First off, to set the record straight, the reviewer below incorrectly stated the drummer is Dave Culross on this one, it’s actually Mark Simpson.
With that said, I know everyone wonders “Why not 4 stars?” The drumming on this album is horrific, but it honestly fits the songs perfectly. I really do enjoy this album. The only gripe is, Simpson doesn’t use “blast beats”, he more or less hits both the drum pedals with the snare, so it just doesn’t sound right; however, again, it fits the music perfectly.
The production on this album is solid considering the date it was created. I love this album, and I still remember the first time I heard “Sacrificial Annihilation”. I couldn’t tell it was Brett Hoffman. I had heard “Envenomed” first.
I think this is one of the few albums where the intro track actually fills it up and leads it nicely.
Get this classic, it’s worth it.